Gym Teacher and Radio Yakker Dr. Laura has done her part by putting up an article bashing Sarah Palin for being a working mother.
I am extremely disappointed in the choice of Sarah Palin as the Vice Presidential candidate of the Republican Party….
Children and young adults look to those who are visible and successful as a road map of what is acceptable behavior and emulate those actions over the morals and values their parents and churches have taught and tried to reinforce….
I’m stunned – couldn’t the Republican Party find one competent female with adult children to run for Vice President with McCain? I realize his advisors probably didn’t want a “mature” woman, as the Democrats keep harping on his age. But really, what kind of role model is a woman whose fifth child was recently born with a serious issue, Down Syndrome, and then goes back to the job of Governor within days of the birth?
So all that being the case shouldn’t Dr. Laura have taken her millions and retired early to be an “At Home Mom”? Yeah right.
Sarah Palin has raised 5 kids. Dr. Laura barely raised one and he made headlines for posting graphic and violent threats to his MySpace page that included brutal depictions of rape. But who can really be surprised from a son raised by Nurse Ratchett herself would have some major issues.
Here’s what Dr. Laura told a caller back in 1999
DENISE: My father’s birthday is today and he’s having a birthday party tomorrow, and he has invited all the family to a very nice restaurant where right now its just not feasible and they know that, and they want . . .
DR. LAURA: Yes, I know. I can hear that. You have to give yourself permission to have a life apart from that. And you know, Denise, this may not be fixable
DENISE: What’s that?
DR. LAURA: Your son may not be fixable. In which case you’re going to have to think of some kind of placement. He might even become dangerous to himself or somebody else — and that’s not going to be unreasonable either because he would be in a more controlled environment where there are experts in dealing with him.
And that’s the real deal. Sarah Palin will raise her son with Down’s Syndrome while talk radio’s biggest gym teacher told a mother she’d have to stick her autistic son in an institution so she can have a life. Anyone seriously believe that if Dr. Laura discovered she was pregnant with a less than perfect child, she wouldn’t be at the abortion clinic in 5 minutes? I don’t. This is after all the woman who switched religions because Jews weren’t making enough supportive calls to her show.
And considering that Dr. Laura slept her way into broadcasting, her son is an amateur sociopath, she claimed to be an only child when she actually has a sister, and her mother spent weeks rotting in her apartment before anyone discovered she was dead, maybe she should shut the hell up about role models and stop passing judgement on someone she’s only seen on television.
None of us are perfect, God knows, which means that being passing judgement on someone’s family life, they might want to use their heads first or take a look in the mirror.